Delta police have made an arrest in connection to a stolen wheelchair hoist from a parkade in Ladner that made headlines in mid-December.
DPD said in a Thursday morning press release that a suspect was identified and then located in late February.
“Officers arrested the suspect without incident, and seized a number of items believed to be evidence,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “They’ve (officers) since been in touch with the owner of the wheelchair hoist to inform him of this news, and I understand he was very pleased.”
She said police plan to forward a number of charges in this matter to Crown for consideration.
On Dec. 15, after gaining access to an underground parkade with an allegedly stolen key fob, thieves made off with a custom-made wheelchair hoist. Owners of several other vehicles in the parkade, on River Road in Delta, also reported thefts from their vehicles on the same date.
The hoist was recovered about a week later in an alley in Surrey, but it had been stripped by thieves, and damaged.
There was an outpouring of community support for the owner of the wheelchair hoist, who had planned to use the device to enable him to go fishing.